DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
1988, Park Circus/MGM, 110 min, USA, Dir: Frank Oz

Muppet master Frank Oz proves equally talented directing human beings in this gloriously entertaining comedy. Michael Caine is a con man in the South of France who preys on ridiculously rich women; when he’s rudely challenged by a crass American (Steve Martin), a contest ensues targeting wealthy Glenne Headly.


PAPERHOUSE
1988, Lionsgate, 92 min, UK, Dir: Bernard Rose

Fever-plagued 13-year-old Anna (Charlotte Burke in her sole screen appearance) sketches a picture of an isolated house with a boy sitting at the window; in her dreams, she’s transported to the building, which changes whenever she revises her drawing. This stark and visually inventive British fantasy costars Glenne Headly, Gemma Jones and Ben Cross. “It's moody and unnerving in a hard-to-specify way, like a piece of music set in an enthralling but wholly unfamiliar key.” - Hal Hinson, The Washington Post.


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